I’m happy; Cool Stack was just a first step. This is something I’ve been arguing for since approximately fifteen minutes after arriving here. The publicity is here, here, and especially here: Sun Optimized AMP Stack for the Solaris 10 OS. There’s lots of marketing language, but I think the essential thing is that Sun is going to try to be a first-rate supplier of all the important pieces of open-source Web-facing software. The job isn’t finished yet, until all of Apache and MySQL and PostgreSQL and PHP and Python and Ruby and Rails are in the package, all optimized for Solaris, all stuffed with DTrace probes, and all with developer and production support available. It won’t be long.
Acronyms are funny. In LAMP, everything (but, it seems, the “A”) is replaceable. SAMP is kind of boring. I proposed MARS for MySQL/Apache/Ruby/Solaris, and the Postgresians (got a few of ’em here) like PARS. Or PADS for Django-heads. Make up your own.